Subject Intent: Why IT?

IT will allow learners to progress through a variety of units that develop in depth theoretical knowledge of digital applications. The course is an ideal stepping stone between education and employment within the IT sector as students have the opportunity to develop practical application of theory that replicates industry standards. Students will have a strong understanding of how IT supports the function of business and product development whilst meeting the needs of clients and employers alike.  The skills that students develop whilst studying IT prepare them for a range of employment opportunities within the fast growing digital employment market.

What will I study?

Topics to be studied across the suite of courses may include:
  • Fundamentals of IT (exam). 
  • Global information (exam). 
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality (coursework). 
  • Computer systems – hardware (coursework). 
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing (coursework).


Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.

What are lessons like in this subject?

A range of teaching and learning methods are employed in this course, from teacher-led lecture style lessons, to paired and group activity work, practical activities and workshop style evidence gathering sessions.  Industry standard software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite are available, as well as specialist virtual box software and build computers and networking components for the practical work. 

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This course provides you with an overview of the computing hardware and software used everyday, and also makes you aware of the threats and security issues online and how to stay safe and protect yourself from them. It also provides you with an understanding of the internet and networks and how websites and media are available on the internet and also goes into depth about the legal acts and issues regarding computing and business.

Shehriyar Saqlain, Carlton Bolling College

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